Children ‘on the spectrum’

Has anyone else noticed the exponential upsurge in diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder?

Is this a weird cluster, or are we instead seeing a resurgence of over diagnosis, vaguely reminiscent of the ADHD epidemic that hit the western world in the 90’s?

I have witnessed an alarming new tendency to pathologise children who are no more than square pegs in round holes. Behaviours in children occur for a variety